Analogous to dog-years, referring to a time-unit in a very brief professional lifetime.
Can be extended to actress-years, starlet-years, sportsman-years, scientist-years, and so on.

Lancome dropped Isabella Rossellini because she was in her forties, which is about a 1000 in model-years.

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